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10 Empowering Quotes For Success by Jordan Belfort (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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Motivational speaker & High sales performance coachJordan Belfort” has been making a name for himself lately as the trailer for his 2007 Memoir “The Wolf of Wall Street” spreads all over the web. Martin Scorses & Leonardo Di Caprio team up to create a potential blockbuster based off Jordan Belfort’s wild life.

Here is a collection of Jordan Belforts unforgettable quotes for success.

 

10 Jordan Belfort Quotes For Success

“No matter what happened to you in your past, you are not your past, you are the resources and the capabilities you glean from it. And that is the basis for all change.” – Jordan Belfort

“I believe in total immersion, if you want to be rich, you have to program your mind to be rich. You have to unlearn all the thoughts that were making you poor and replace them with new thoughts – rich thoughts.” – Jordan Belfort

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” – Jordan Belfort

“The easiest way to make money is -create something of such value that everybody wants and go out and give and create value, the money comes automatically.” – Jordan Belfort

“If you want to be rich, never give up. People tend to give up. If you have persistence, you will come out ahead of most people. More importantly, you will learn. When you do something, you might fail. But that’s not because you’re a failure. It’s because you have not learnt enough. Do it differently each time. One day, you will do it right. Failure is your friend.” – Jordan Belfort

“When you live your life by poor standards, you inflict damage on everyone who crosses your path, especially those you love.” – Jordan Belfort

“Successful people are 100% convinced that they are masters of their own destiny , they’re not creatures of circumstance, they create circumstance, if the circumstances around them suck they change them.” – Jordan Belfort

“Winners use words that say ‘must’ and ‘will’.” – Jordan Belfort

“Act as if! Act as if you’re a wealthy man, rich already, and then you’ll surely become rich. Act as if you have unmatched confidence and then people will surely have confidence in you. Act as if you have unmatched experience and then people will follow your advice. And act as if you are already a tremendous success, and as sure as I stand here today – you will become successful.”  – Jordan Belfort

“If you give people a good enough ‘why’, they will always figure out the ‘how’.” – Jordan Belfort

 

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I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances. I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 100 million lives in the last 6 and a half years.

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  1. Eljean Drilon

    Jun 1, 2014 at 12:19 am

    This qoute is so powerful “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”

  2. Blackgriff

    Mar 31, 2014 at 6:53 am

    I loved the movie it had a deep meaning about self determination and sales success the excess and crime were a personal flaw in a man that uncovered a brilliant way to speak about a product a sale it. He is a deal closer you broke retards. If you wish to dwell on the worst you will not see the best. He made money from a script and a bunch of hungry readers. Top that.

  3. Tony

    Mar 15, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Good inspirational quotes, but it is from a guy who did con alot of money out of people. He has learnt from this, but don’t use these quotes in isolation – there are better people out there to be inspired by

    • ken

      Apr 22, 2014 at 4:35 am

      The quote was made inspire and motivate. One doesn’t need to look to the source of the quote as a role model to be inspired.

  4. Walter

    Mar 5, 2014 at 3:35 am

    Unfortunately, the brilliant performance of Leonardo Di Caprio and the similarly well directed relevant movie, have not received any well deserved Oscar. It’s a shame!! One should not punish great performances for fear of giving credit to criminal actions …

  5. Campbell Scott

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:15 am

    It seems a multitude of people profited from he and his teams wealth. Taylors, drivers, boat dealers, car dealers, drug dealers, party girls, jewelers, real estate agents, restaurants, airlines, hotels, telephone companies, banks, to name but a few. Seems to me he redistributed a great deal of the money.

  6. Shail

    Feb 19, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I believe the whole conversation has gone in the wrong direction, this post is not for to discuss ‘what Mr. JB has done’, we all know that. The bottom line is – what to take up, good part or bad part. it’s up to you. I believe the motive behind this post is very clear – help you succeed.

  7. ken

    Jan 22, 2014 at 5:40 am

    Just me, completely agree with u on what success means.
    Danny, you think the majority of investors used spare money? A large number of investors were not “educated investors”. Pick up a series 7 study book, read in regards to “know ur client”.
    The comment u make that investors used spare money makes it obvious u know nothing about the BB, pink sheets, grey market markets. I assume u don’t know what a reverse merger is either.
    Any of these are very high risk. The majority of them will spend more in their pump.
    Cold calling means just that. I have no idea where you got ur info from, but yes…there were plenty of investors who were hurt and their futures would never be the same.
    By reading ur comment, u assume one needs to go to college to have success?
    I agree education works for many, my kids attend college, no loans, I pay for it.
    Next time I see my buddy with no college, I’ll show him ur post, After he visits me driving his new Lambo or Rolls conv, from his beach front house, or when flies in on his plane from his home in Hawaii or Florida.
    I’m not knocking college, but having the attitude that you have one up on someone is is self made, is nothing short of a blind eye.
    By the way, I did go to college.
    As for a second chance ? I get it. I knew who he was back in the days he was active with his firm. I never personally knew him, but many involved in trading back then knew of his firm.
    Maybe I’m blind to what many of u see he has to offer. I just cannot forget what he represented and the damage, and with that, I don’t consider him somone I would look up to nor would I want to listen to.
    Oh, Just Me…wall street will always be wall street. I get it.

  8. Just me

    Jan 11, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Wow..looks like the “educating and inspiring” part of this website is gone..
    I am a Technology Consultant and have worked with Billionaire Global CEOs and Broke “Garage” Entrepreneurs and I have noticed every client has a different perspective on what “success” is to them and their company. For some “Tons of money” is success, others taking the company public and others are happy with their corner bakery.

    While Jordan Belfort did rip allot of people off, some with “extra money” and others who didn’t have it to spend, but bought into the I wanna be rich dream. He was and still is an incredible Motivational Speaker and Salesman. He knew what he wanted and had the drive and determination to get it.

    You scoff at those that see past the Con-man and learn from the man he was and has become. However, if you knew what those C-suite execs really discuss and did at the big table, you would probably think they are all Con-men and women. ijs

    …and before you start the hate…I have read both his books years ago, seen the movie and don’t condone what he did…

  9. Gopi

    Jan 11, 2014 at 11:36 am

    hi to all, this guy who cheated innocent investors doesn’t deserve so much of attention. But the way in which he bounced back learning from his mistakes is commendable and not everyone who fails can do that..!! Im a fan of the new jordan belfort!

  10. Danny

    Jan 3, 2014 at 1:36 am

    Now, let me ask you this ken. What kind of tangible product and or service doesn’t inflict financial damage? Once you can answer that then you will get my attention. Jordan did take from people, that’s a given, but he took what they had to spare to try and better themselves. They where putting that extra money off to the side for this kind of investing. So in theory he didn’t cause financial damages to the point where their living conditions where affected. So, take your uneducated comment back to the university that you still owe money to in student loans. That’s considering you went to college.

    • Jim Denton

      Jan 5, 2014 at 2:43 am

      so every time we buy soap we are causing financial damage? and stealing from people who can afford it, is a-ok in your book?

      • Danny

        Jan 8, 2014 at 1:39 am

        Yes, it may not make or break you but in a way you’re inflicting damage to your finances. Let me ask you this, what is it you do?

  11. constantin

    Dec 29, 2013 at 11:56 am

    My dear sir ken, you deserve a thumbs up!

  12. ken

    Dec 20, 2013 at 6:32 am

    Verbal talent, (good salesmanship), tons of money does not equal the goal of success, thus I do not agree with Jennah. Can we learn from Belfort? Yes.
    I live in Manhattan Beach and honestly have no respect for him and no desire to meet him. If ur ethics allow u to consider a person “successful” who caused so much personal and financial damage to so many, u are a follower, not a leader. Maybe ur thinking is clouded by the glitter of the movie. Most successful people I know can always see thru the glitter

    • Dave Johnson

      Jan 1, 2014 at 6:59 am

      everyone deserves a second chance hell those guys on wall st are still doing the same crap

  13. Motivational Speaker

    Jun 26, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Jordan is a man we will be hearing more about no doubt.

  14. Marc-Andre Seguin

    Jun 24, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Ahem! “Whether you say, ‘I can’ or ‘I can’t,’ you’re right either way.” … is more like paraphrasing Henry Ford.

    • tom

      Jul 21, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      This guy Jordan sounds like s Gordon Gheko ass- who believes in his shit-he I s s con man again- that is why he succeeds

      • Jennah

        Dec 19, 2013 at 8:22 pm

        Con-man or shmon-man. He’s successful. Stop hating! There’s no good enough excuse for such a low or bitter comment. This is a site to help you succeed. Gain from it where you can. If you can’t, work on yourself.

        • Chris

          Dec 31, 2013 at 3:57 am

          Jennah, you’re an idiot. What does it profit a man to gain the whole world but forefeit his soul?

          • Tina

            Jan 3, 2014 at 9:24 am

            And your soul will be saved calling someone an idiot?

            • alberto

              Feb 21, 2014 at 1:41 am

              CLAP CLAP !!

          • Fred Mandarin

            Jan 20, 2014 at 11:01 am

            Um, der – he gets the whole world. What would he need a soul for?

        • Theboss

          Jan 11, 2014 at 8:56 pm

          Jennah I got your back and agree 100%

    • Armando

      Aug 11, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      I agree!

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35 Quotes to Inspire You to Live a Life of Contribution

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Contribution is defined as something that you contribute or do to help produce or achieve something together with other people or to help make something successful. May these quotes inspire you to make a positive contribution to the world so that you may help advance humanity to a greater level.

Here are 35 quotes to inspire you to live a life of contribution:

1. “You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution.” – Robert F. Kennedy

2. “The best contribution one can make to humanity is to improve oneself.” – Frank Herbert

3. “Every individual in the world has a unique contribution.” – Jack Kornfield

4. “It’s the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It’s also a very clear path to happiness.” – Sheryl Sandberg

5. “The quality of your life will be determined by the quality of your contribution. When you work to improve the lives of others, your life improves automatically.” – Kurek Ashley

6. “We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.” – Roger Ebert

7. “I feel that my whole life is a contribution.” – Pete Seeger

8. “Every contribution counts. Everyone can make a difference. Just start with yourself.” – Anonymous

9. “Your rewards in life are always in direct proportion to your contribution – your service.” – Earl Nightingale

10. “Success is making a positive difference to other people, especially seeing others grow, succeed and thrive as a result of your own small contribution.” – Azran Osman Rani

11. “Success must include two things: the development of an individual to his utmost potentiality and a contribution of some kind to one’s world.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

12. “Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfilment.” – Tony Robbins

13. “You have brilliance in you, your contribution is valuable, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do, and you must.” – Seth Godin

14. “Never think that what you have to offer is insignificant. There will always be someone out there that needs what you have to give.” – Anonymous

15. “It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.” – Nelson Mandela

16. “You look out there and there’s people that, their day is changed because of your contribution to it.” – Brad Paisley

17. “Let your actions contribute to advancing humanity to a greater level.” – ATGW

18. “I have a contribution to make.” – Lauren Bacall

19. “Your contribution to the world are significant gifts to humanity.” – Amy Larson

20. The key to life is not accumulation, it is contribution.” – Stephen Covey

21. “Great ambition and conquest without contribution is without significance. What will your contribution be?” – Anonymous

22. “Life is about growth and contribution, not perfection.” – Anonymous

23. “Treat your new job as a mission. Avoid procrastination. Increase contribution. Exceed expectations.” – Anonymous

24. “Our contribution purely depends on our consciousness and our willingness to support those in need, to show vulnerability and accept the support of others, to share without expecting the credit, to give it our all and allow our hard work to determine the outcome.” – Yehuda Berg

25. “When you are making a success of something, it’s not work. It’s a way of life. You enjoy yourself because you are making your contribution to the world.” – Andrew Grantelli

26. “Don’t cheat the world of your contribution. Give it what you’ve got.” – Steven Pressfield

27. “Replace your pursuit of success with the pursuit of contribution.” – Peter Drucker

28. “Life asks of every individual a contribution, and it is up to that individual to discover what it should be.” – Viktor E Frankl

29. “Most people set goals to get. There is a better way. Instead, try setting your goals, based on personal growth and contribution to others.” – Eric Worre

30. “Success is not a function of the size of your title but the richness of your contribution.” – Robin Sharma

31. “The single biggest contribution you can make is to step into your greatness. Let your own unique magnificence blossom.” – Jane Lee Logan

32. “What a privilege to be here on the planet to contribute your unique donation to mankind.” – Morris Dees

33. “Only once you give yourself permission to stop trying to do it all, to stop saying yes to everyone, can you make your highest contribution towards the things that really matter.” – Greg McKeown

34. “It is not position but contribution that makes a leader.” – Apoorve Dubey

35. “It is not what we get but who we become, and what we contribute that gives meaning to our lives.” – Tony Robbins

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18 of the Funniest Yet Inspirational Quotes From the Office

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The Office was a huge TV success launching the careers of multiple A-list actors and actresses. Although many of the shows characters such as Jim Halpert and Pam Beesly were people’s favorites, Michael Scott was the one who would fill our hearts with inspiration while being funny. Often times, Michael’s baffling and complicated comments would make his employees smile and realize how much he cared for all of them.

Below are 18 of the funniest yet inspirational quotes from The Office:

1. “And I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.”- Michael Scott

2. “‘You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.’” – Wayne Gretsky’ – Michael Scott

3. “I am Beyoncé, always.” – Michael Scott

4. “Me think, why waste time say lot word, when few word do trick.” – Kevin Malone

5. “You need to play to win. But you also need to win to play.” – Michael Scott

6. “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going.” – Michael Scott

7. “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going.” – Michael Scott

8. “I’m totally fine. Everything is going to be totally fine.” – Pam Beesly

9. “Worth it.” – Jim Halpert

10. “Chillax.” – Michael Scott

11. “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days, before you’ve actually left them.” – Andy Bernard

12. “There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things. Isn’t that kind of the point?” – Pam Beesly

13. “I, understand — nothing.” – Michael Scott

14. “Make friends first, make sales second, make love third. In no particular order.” – Michael Scott

15. “Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” – Michael Scott

16. “Sometimes you have to take a break from being the kind of boss that’s always trying to teach people things. Sometimes you just have to be the boss of dancing.” – Michael Scott

17. “People will never be replaced by machines. In the end, life and business are about human connections. And computers are about trying to murder you in a lake. And to me the choice is easy.” – Michael Scott

18. “The people that you work with are, when you get down to it, your very best friends.” – Michael Scott

Which one of the above quotes from The Office resonates with you most and why?

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21 Sigmund Freud Quotes to Help You Think About Life and What You Want From It

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Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist who is best known for developing psychoanalysis. His theories involve the ego, child sexuality, and libido amongst other things making him one of the most influential academics of the 20th century. Nonetheless, much of his work is debated by academics to this day making Freud a topic of great interest.

Below are 21 Sigmund Freud quotes to help you think about life and what you want from it:

1. “One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” – Sigmund Freud

2. “Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” – Sigmund Freud

3. “In the depths of my heart I can’t help being convinced that my dear fellow-men, with a few exceptions, are worthless.” – Sigmund Freud

4. “It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement — that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.” – Sigmund Freud

5. “The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?’” – Sigmund Freud

6. “If youth knew; if age could.” – Sigmund Freud

7. “A man who has been the indisputable favorite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror.” – Sigmund Freud

8. “The ego is not master in its own house.” – Sigmund Freud

9. “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” – Sigmund Freud

10. “Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” – Sigmund Freud

11.The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” – Sigmund Freud

12. “The unconscious of one human being can react upon that of another without passing through the conscious.” – Sigmund Freud

13. “When one does not have what one wants, one must want what one has.” – Sigmund Freud

14. “The more perfect a person is on the outside, the more demons they have on the inside.” – Sigmund Freud

15. “Human beings are funny. They long to be with the person they love but refuse to admit openly. Some are afraid to show even the slightest sign of affection because of fear. Fear that their feelings may not be recognized, or even worst, returned. But one thing about human beings puzzles me the most is their conscious effort to be connected with the object of their affection even if it kills them slowly within.” – Sigmund Freud

16. “Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.” – Sigmund Freud

17. “Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.” – Sigmund Freud

18. “We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.” – Sigmund Freud

19. “The only person with whom you have to compare yourself is you in the past.” – Sigmund Freud

20.In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart.” – Sigmund Freud

21. “If you don’t like a person it’s because they remind you of something you don’t like about yourself.” – Sigmund Freud

Which one of these Sigmund Freud quotes resonates most with you and why?

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32 Motivational Quotes to Help You Make the Most of Your Life

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Most people would say they want to live a life full of love and prosperity when it comes to their finances, family, friends, fitness, and work. However, there are times where life gets the best of us, and we become uninspired and unmotivated.

We’ve all been unmotivated at one point or another. For example, I typically hear people say “I’ll start my diet tomorrow,” or “I’ll just finish that later.” However, why not just start now and motivate yourself to unlock your inner greatness.

Below are 32 motivational quotes to help you make the most of your life:

1. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke

2. “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas

3. “Success… seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

4. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

5. “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Unknown

6. “Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.” – Washington Irving

7. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

8. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsh

9. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden

10. “Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.” – Alfred A. Montapert

11. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser

12. “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Dalai Lama

13. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth

14. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

15. “You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you, you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.” – Will Smith

16. “Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.  For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.” – Charles De Gaulle

17. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair

18. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis

19. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

20. “I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” – Estée Lauder

21. “You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” – Shonda Rhimes

22. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” – Lucille Ball

23. “Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.” – Edith Wharton

24. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki

25. “Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

26. “Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg

27. “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” – Audre Lorde

28. “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs

29. “Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.’ – Patti Smith

30. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” – Sheryl Sandberg

31. “I don’t count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.” – Muhammad Ali

32. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

Which one of these quotes motivates you the most to go out and make something amazing out of your life?

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How long has it been since you’ve had a tough decision to make at work? I bet it happens regularly, if it is not on a daily basis. Sure, making decisions can be exhilarating, but it can also be draining. Sometimes dreadful.

Your pulse accelerates, you start to sweat, your mind jumps from one point to the next, hoping to settle on something. You really want to make the right decision for you, for your team, for your organization. But often times, it can be a tough call. You wish you had the perfect step-by-step recipe to get to the right decision. (more…)

Ginette Gagnon is a certified Team Performance Coach and holds a Masters in Management from Montreal, Canada. She works with entrepreneurs, high-potential executives and management teams around the world making her clients athletes in their respective professional discipline.

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  1. Eljean Drilon

    Jun 1, 2014 at 12:19 am

    This qoute is so powerful “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”

  2. Blackgriff

    Mar 31, 2014 at 6:53 am

    I loved the movie it had a deep meaning about self determination and sales success the excess and crime were a personal flaw in a man that uncovered a brilliant way to speak about a product a sale it. He is a deal closer you broke retards. If you wish to dwell on the worst you will not see the best. He made money from a script and a bunch of hungry readers. Top that.

  3. Tony

    Mar 15, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Good inspirational quotes, but it is from a guy who did con alot of money out of people. He has learnt from this, but don’t use these quotes in isolation – there are better people out there to be inspired by

    • ken

      Apr 22, 2014 at 4:35 am

      The quote was made inspire and motivate. One doesn’t need to look to the source of the quote as a role model to be inspired.

  4. Walter

    Mar 5, 2014 at 3:35 am

    Unfortunately, the brilliant performance of Leonardo Di Caprio and the similarly well directed relevant movie, have not received any well deserved Oscar. It’s a shame!! One should not punish great performances for fear of giving credit to criminal actions …

  5. Campbell Scott

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:15 am

    It seems a multitude of people profited from he and his teams wealth. Taylors, drivers, boat dealers, car dealers, drug dealers, party girls, jewelers, real estate agents, restaurants, airlines, hotels, telephone companies, banks, to name but a few. Seems to me he redistributed a great deal of the money.

  6. Shail

    Feb 19, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I believe the whole conversation has gone in the wrong direction, this post is not for to discuss ‘what Mr. JB has done’, we all know that. The bottom line is – what to take up, good part or bad part. it’s up to you. I believe the motive behind this post is very clear – help you succeed.

  7. ken

    Jan 22, 2014 at 5:40 am

    Just me, completely agree with u on what success means.
    Danny, you think the majority of investors used spare money? A large number of investors were not “educated investors”. Pick up a series 7 study book, read in regards to “know ur client”.
    The comment u make that investors used spare money makes it obvious u know nothing about the BB, pink sheets, grey market markets. I assume u don’t know what a reverse merger is either.
    Any of these are very high risk. The majority of them will spend more in their pump.
    Cold calling means just that. I have no idea where you got ur info from, but yes…there were plenty of investors who were hurt and their futures would never be the same.
    By reading ur comment, u assume one needs to go to college to have success?
    I agree education works for many, my kids attend college, no loans, I pay for it.
    Next time I see my buddy with no college, I’ll show him ur post, After he visits me driving his new Lambo or Rolls conv, from his beach front house, or when flies in on his plane from his home in Hawaii or Florida.
    I’m not knocking college, but having the attitude that you have one up on someone is is self made, is nothing short of a blind eye.
    By the way, I did go to college.
    As for a second chance ? I get it. I knew who he was back in the days he was active with his firm. I never personally knew him, but many involved in trading back then knew of his firm.
    Maybe I’m blind to what many of u see he has to offer. I just cannot forget what he represented and the damage, and with that, I don’t consider him somone I would look up to nor would I want to listen to.
    Oh, Just Me…wall street will always be wall street. I get it.

  8. Just me

    Jan 11, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Wow..looks like the “educating and inspiring” part of this website is gone..
    I am a Technology Consultant and have worked with Billionaire Global CEOs and Broke “Garage” Entrepreneurs and I have noticed every client has a different perspective on what “success” is to them and their company. For some “Tons of money” is success, others taking the company public and others are happy with their corner bakery.

    While Jordan Belfort did rip allot of people off, some with “extra money” and others who didn’t have it to spend, but bought into the I wanna be rich dream. He was and still is an incredible Motivational Speaker and Salesman. He knew what he wanted and had the drive and determination to get it.

    You scoff at those that see past the Con-man and learn from the man he was and has become. However, if you knew what those C-suite execs really discuss and did at the big table, you would probably think they are all Con-men and women. ijs

    …and before you start the hate…I have read both his books years ago, seen the movie and don’t condone what he did…

  9. Gopi

    Jan 11, 2014 at 11:36 am

    hi to all, this guy who cheated innocent investors doesn’t deserve so much of attention. But the way in which he bounced back learning from his mistakes is commendable and not everyone who fails can do that..!! Im a fan of the new jordan belfort!

  10. Danny

    Jan 3, 2014 at 1:36 am

    Now, let me ask you this ken. What kind of tangible product and or service doesn’t inflict financial damage? Once you can answer that then you will get my attention. Jordan did take from people, that’s a given, but he took what they had to spare to try and better themselves. They where putting that extra money off to the side for this kind of investing. So in theory he didn’t cause financial damages to the point where their living conditions where affected. So, take your uneducated comment back to the university that you still owe money to in student loans. That’s considering you went to college.

    • Jim Denton

      Jan 5, 2014 at 2:43 am

      so every time we buy soap we are causing financial damage? and stealing from people who can afford it, is a-ok in your book?

      • Danny

        Jan 8, 2014 at 1:39 am

        Yes, it may not make or break you but in a way you’re inflicting damage to your finances. Let me ask you this, what is it you do?

  11. constantin

    Dec 29, 2013 at 11:56 am

    My dear sir ken, you deserve a thumbs up!

  12. ken

    Dec 20, 2013 at 6:32 am

    Verbal talent, (good salesmanship), tons of money does not equal the goal of success, thus I do not agree with Jennah. Can we learn from Belfort? Yes.
    I live in Manhattan Beach and honestly have no respect for him and no desire to meet him. If ur ethics allow u to consider a person “successful” who caused so much personal and financial damage to so many, u are a follower, not a leader. Maybe ur thinking is clouded by the glitter of the movie. Most successful people I know can always see thru the glitter

    • Dave Johnson

      Jan 1, 2014 at 6:59 am

      everyone deserves a second chance hell those guys on wall st are still doing the same crap

  13. Motivational Speaker

    Jun 26, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Jordan is a man we will be hearing more about no doubt.

  14. Marc-Andre Seguin

    Jun 24, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Ahem! “Whether you say, ‘I can’ or ‘I can’t,’ you’re right either way.” … is more like paraphrasing Henry Ford.

    • tom

      Jul 21, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      This guy Jordan sounds like s Gordon Gheko ass- who believes in his shit-he I s s con man again- that is why he succeeds

      • Jennah

        Dec 19, 2013 at 8:22 pm

        Con-man or shmon-man. He’s successful. Stop hating! There’s no good enough excuse for such a low or bitter comment. This is a site to help you succeed. Gain from it where you can. If you can’t, work on yourself.

        • Chris

          Dec 31, 2013 at 3:57 am

          Jennah, you’re an idiot. What does it profit a man to gain the whole world but forefeit his soul?

          • Tina

            Jan 3, 2014 at 9:24 am

            And your soul will be saved calling someone an idiot?

            • alberto

              Feb 21, 2014 at 1:41 am

              CLAP CLAP !!

          • Fred Mandarin

            Jan 20, 2014 at 11:01 am

            Um, der – he gets the whole world. What would he need a soul for?

        • Theboss

          Jan 11, 2014 at 8:56 pm

          Jennah I got your back and agree 100%

    • Armando

      Aug 11, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      I agree!

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35 Quotes to Inspire You to Live a Life of Contribution

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Contribution is defined as something that you contribute or do to help produce or achieve something together with other people or to help make something successful. May these quotes inspire you to make a positive contribution to the world so that you may help advance humanity to a greater level.

Here are 35 quotes to inspire you to live a life of contribution:

1. “You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution.” – Robert F. Kennedy

2. “The best contribution one can make to humanity is to improve oneself.” – Frank Herbert

3. “Every individual in the world has a unique contribution.” – Jack Kornfield

4. “It’s the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It’s also a very clear path to happiness.” – Sheryl Sandberg

5. “The quality of your life will be determined by the quality of your contribution. When you work to improve the lives of others, your life improves automatically.” – Kurek Ashley

6. “We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.” – Roger Ebert

7. “I feel that my whole life is a contribution.” – Pete Seeger

8. “Every contribution counts. Everyone can make a difference. Just start with yourself.” – Anonymous

9. “Your rewards in life are always in direct proportion to your contribution – your service.” – Earl Nightingale

10. “Success is making a positive difference to other people, especially seeing others grow, succeed and thrive as a result of your own small contribution.” – Azran Osman Rani

11. “Success must include two things: the development of an individual to his utmost potentiality and a contribution of some kind to one’s world.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

12. “Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfilment.” – Tony Robbins

13. “You have brilliance in you, your contribution is valuable, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do, and you must.” – Seth Godin

14. “Never think that what you have to offer is insignificant. There will always be someone out there that needs what you have to give.” – Anonymous

15. “It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.” – Nelson Mandela

16. “You look out there and there’s people that, their day is changed because of your contribution to it.” – Brad Paisley

17. “Let your actions contribute to advancing humanity to a greater level.” – ATGW

18. “I have a contribution to make.” – Lauren Bacall

19. “Your contribution to the world are significant gifts to humanity.” – Amy Larson

20. The key to life is not accumulation, it is contribution.” – Stephen Covey

21. “Great ambition and conquest without contribution is without significance. What will your contribution be?” – Anonymous

22. “Life is about growth and contribution, not perfection.” – Anonymous

23. “Treat your new job as a mission. Avoid procrastination. Increase contribution. Exceed expectations.” – Anonymous

24. “Our contribution purely depends on our consciousness and our willingness to support those in need, to show vulnerability and accept the support of others, to share without expecting the credit, to give it our all and allow our hard work to determine the outcome.” – Yehuda Berg

25. “When you are making a success of something, it’s not work. It’s a way of life. You enjoy yourself because you are making your contribution to the world.” – Andrew Grantelli

26. “Don’t cheat the world of your contribution. Give it what you’ve got.” – Steven Pressfield

27. “Replace your pursuit of success with the pursuit of contribution.” – Peter Drucker

28. “Life asks of every individual a contribution, and it is up to that individual to discover what it should be.” – Viktor E Frankl

29. “Most people set goals to get. There is a better way. Instead, try setting your goals, based on personal growth and contribution to others.” – Eric Worre

30. “Success is not a function of the size of your title but the richness of your contribution.” – Robin Sharma

31. “The single biggest contribution you can make is to step into your greatness. Let your own unique magnificence blossom.” – Jane Lee Logan

32. “What a privilege to be here on the planet to contribute your unique donation to mankind.” – Morris Dees

33. “Only once you give yourself permission to stop trying to do it all, to stop saying yes to everyone, can you make your highest contribution towards the things that really matter.” – Greg McKeown

34. “It is not position but contribution that makes a leader.” – Apoorve Dubey

35. “It is not what we get but who we become, and what we contribute that gives meaning to our lives.” – Tony Robbins

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18 of the Funniest Yet Inspirational Quotes From the Office

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The Office was a huge TV success launching the careers of multiple A-list actors and actresses. Although many of the shows characters such as Jim Halpert and Pam Beesly were people’s favorites, Michael Scott was the one who would fill our hearts with inspiration while being funny. Often times, Michael’s baffling and complicated comments would make his employees smile and realize how much he cared for all of them.

Below are 18 of the funniest yet inspirational quotes from The Office:

1. “And I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.”- Michael Scott

2. “‘You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.’” – Wayne Gretsky’ – Michael Scott

3. “I am Beyoncé, always.” – Michael Scott

4. “Me think, why waste time say lot word, when few word do trick.” – Kevin Malone

5. “You need to play to win. But you also need to win to play.” – Michael Scott

6. “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going.” – Michael Scott

7. “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going.” – Michael Scott

8. “I’m totally fine. Everything is going to be totally fine.” – Pam Beesly

9. “Worth it.” – Jim Halpert

10. “Chillax.” – Michael Scott

11. “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days, before you’ve actually left them.” – Andy Bernard

12. “There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things. Isn’t that kind of the point?” – Pam Beesly

13. “I, understand — nothing.” – Michael Scott

14. “Make friends first, make sales second, make love third. In no particular order.” – Michael Scott

15. “Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” – Michael Scott

16. “Sometimes you have to take a break from being the kind of boss that’s always trying to teach people things. Sometimes you just have to be the boss of dancing.” – Michael Scott

17. “People will never be replaced by machines. In the end, life and business are about human connections. And computers are about trying to murder you in a lake. And to me the choice is easy.” – Michael Scott

18. “The people that you work with are, when you get down to it, your very best friends.” – Michael Scott

Which one of the above quotes from The Office resonates with you most and why?

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21 Sigmund Freud Quotes to Help You Think About Life and What You Want From It

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Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist who is best known for developing psychoanalysis. His theories involve the ego, child sexuality, and libido amongst other things making him one of the most influential academics of the 20th century. Nonetheless, much of his work is debated by academics to this day making Freud a topic of great interest.

Below are 21 Sigmund Freud quotes to help you think about life and what you want from it:

1. “One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” – Sigmund Freud

2. “Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” – Sigmund Freud

3. “In the depths of my heart I can’t help being convinced that my dear fellow-men, with a few exceptions, are worthless.” – Sigmund Freud

4. “It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement — that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.” – Sigmund Freud

5. “The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?’” – Sigmund Freud

6. “If youth knew; if age could.” – Sigmund Freud

7. “A man who has been the indisputable favorite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror.” – Sigmund Freud

8. “The ego is not master in its own house.” – Sigmund Freud

9. “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” – Sigmund Freud

10. “Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” – Sigmund Freud

11.The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” – Sigmund Freud

12. “The unconscious of one human being can react upon that of another without passing through the conscious.” – Sigmund Freud

13. “When one does not have what one wants, one must want what one has.” – Sigmund Freud

14. “The more perfect a person is on the outside, the more demons they have on the inside.” – Sigmund Freud

15. “Human beings are funny. They long to be with the person they love but refuse to admit openly. Some are afraid to show even the slightest sign of affection because of fear. Fear that their feelings may not be recognized, or even worst, returned. But one thing about human beings puzzles me the most is their conscious effort to be connected with the object of their affection even if it kills them slowly within.” – Sigmund Freud

16. “Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.” – Sigmund Freud

17. “Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.” – Sigmund Freud

18. “We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.” – Sigmund Freud

19. “The only person with whom you have to compare yourself is you in the past.” – Sigmund Freud

20.In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart.” – Sigmund Freud

21. “If you don’t like a person it’s because they remind you of something you don’t like about yourself.” – Sigmund Freud

Which one of these Sigmund Freud quotes resonates most with you and why?

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32 Motivational Quotes to Help You Make the Most of Your Life

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Most people would say they want to live a life full of love and prosperity when it comes to their finances, family, friends, fitness, and work. However, there are times where life gets the best of us, and we become uninspired and unmotivated.

We’ve all been unmotivated at one point or another. For example, I typically hear people say “I’ll start my diet tomorrow,” or “I’ll just finish that later.” However, why not just start now and motivate yourself to unlock your inner greatness.

Below are 32 motivational quotes to help you make the most of your life:

1. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke

2. “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas

3. “Success… seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

4. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

5. “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Unknown

6. “Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.” – Washington Irving

7. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

8. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsh

9. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden

10. “Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.” – Alfred A. Montapert

11. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser

12. “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Dalai Lama

13. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth

14. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

15. “You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you, you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.” – Will Smith

16. “Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.  For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.” – Charles De Gaulle

17. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair

18. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis

19. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

20. “I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” – Estée Lauder

21. “You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” – Shonda Rhimes

22. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” – Lucille Ball

23. “Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.” – Edith Wharton

24. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki

25. “Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

26. “Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg

27. “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” – Audre Lorde

28. “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs

29. “Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.’ – Patti Smith

30. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” – Sheryl Sandberg

31. “I don’t count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.” – Muhammad Ali

32. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

Which one of these quotes motivates you the most to go out and make something amazing out of your life?

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